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Dr. Donald Knapp, has been serving the Herkimer County community, including Herkimer, West Winfield Ilion, and Little Falls for over 30 years. We take the time to get to know you, your history and your needs. From the time you enter our offices in Herkimer and West Winfield, our friendly, dedicated, caring eye care staff want to make your visit as pleasant and helpful as possible.
Q&A with Dr. K
Dr. Knapp Answers Your Eyecare Questions
Q: If I have 20/20 vision does that mean my eyes are perfect?
Those with 20/20 vision can see a letter of the same size on the eye chart that most people without refractive errors can see. While this test of visual acuity may be perfect, other facets of vision are equally important.
For instance, vision may be blurred at nearer distances, which is important to note because most reading is done at a distance closer than 20 feet. A comprehensive eye exam will also note how well focus changes from far to near and back to far again.
In addition, the eyes must work in tandem as they follow objects be able to converge rapidly or point to a moving object simultaneously. Comfortable and efficient vision involves more than visual acuity.
Routine eye exams can detect vision problems, eye disease and general health problems before you are aware a problem exists. Even though children may have passed school vision screenings and do not complain about their eyes, it may be that they are deficient in any of a number of vision skills required to read well.
Aside from visual acuity (the ability to see objects clearly), visual fixation skill is needed to aim the eyes accurately. “Static fixation” is the ability to focus on a stationary object when reading a word or working a math problem, and “saccadic fixation” is the ability to move the eyes quickly and accurately across a page to read print.
A comprehensive eye exam also includes an assessment of accommodation, binocular fusion, convergence, field of vision, and visual perception.
- Monday:8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
- Tuesday:8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Wednesday:8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Thursday:8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Monday:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Tuesday:9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
- Thursday:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM